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Author (up) Cristhian A. Aguilera; Angel D. Sappa; R. Toledo pdf  url
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  Title LGHD: A feature descriptor for matching across non-linear intensity variations Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication IEEE International Conference on, Quebec City, QC, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 178 - 181  
  Keywords Feature descriptor, multi-modal, multispectral, NIR, LWIR  
  Abstract This paper presents a new feature descriptor suitable to the task of matching features points between images with nonlinear intensity variations. This includes image pairs with significant illuminations changes, multi-modal image pairs and multi-spectral image pairs. The proposed method describes the neighbourhood of feature points combining frequency and spatial information using multi-scale and multi-oriented Log- Gabor filters. Experimental results show the validity of the proposed approach and also the improvements with respect to the state of the art.  
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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Quebec City, QC, Canada Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference 2015 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 40  
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Author (up) Dennis G. Romero; A. Frizera; Angel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla; T.F. Bastos pdf  url
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  Title A predictive model for human activity recognition by observing actions and context Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication ACIVS 2015 (Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems), International Conference on, Catania, Italy, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 323 - 333  
  Keywords Edge width, Image blu,r Defocus map, Edge model  
  Abstract This paper presents a novel model to estimate human activities – a human activity is defined by a set of human actions. The proposed approach is based on the usage of Recurrent Neural Networks (RNN) and Bayesian inference through the continuous monitoring of human actions and its surrounding environment. In the current work human activities are inferred considering not only visual analysis but also additional resources; external sources of information, such as context information, are incorporated to contribute to the activity estimation. The novelty of the proposed approach lies in the way the information is encoded, so that it can be later associated according to a predefined semantic structure. Hence, a pattern representing a given activity can be defined by a set of actions, plus contextual information or other kind of information that could be relevant to describe the activity. Experimental results with real data are provided showing the validity of the proposed approach.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 43  
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Author (up) Dennys Paillacho; Cecilio Angulo; Marta Díaz. pdf  openurl
  Title An Exploratory Study of Group-Robot Social Interactions in a Cultural Center Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, International Conference on, Hamburg, Germany, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract This article describes an exploratory study of social human-robot interaction with the experimental robotic platform MASHI. The experiences were carried out in La B`obila Cultural Center in Barcelona, Spain to study the visitor preferences, characterize the groups and their spatial relationships in this open and unstructured environment. Results showed that visitors prefers to play and dialogue with the robot. Children have the highest interest in interacting with the robot, more than young and adult visitors. Most of the groups consisted of more than 3 visitors, however the size of the groups during interactions was continuously changed. In static situations, the observed spatial relationships denotes a social cohesion in the human-robot interactions.  
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  Call Number gtsi @ user @ Serial 67  
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Author (up) Dennys Paillacho; F. Novillo; W. Agila.; V. Huilcapi pdf  url
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  Title Impacto de las redes de comunicaciones en los Sistemas Robóticos de Control Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Revista Politécnica Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 35 Issue Pages 97-102  
  Keywords Ethernet, CAN, Swichted Ethernet, Sistemas de control en red, Ciclo de comunicación, Control de ajuste de trayectoria  
  Abstract El análisis de incidencia que tienen las redes de comunicaciones sobre el comportamiento de los sistemas robóticos de control en red muestra grandes dificultades cuando se quieren hacer evaluaciones de tipo analítico. Por tal razón, en este trabajo un análisis que utiliza una aproximación basada en simulación es propuesto, de manera que el comportamiento temporal y espacial de un sistema robótico de control en red pueda ser evaluado. Para tal efecto, se propone un entorno de validación mediante el cual una red de comunicaciones permita distribuir mensajes de control entre el controlador principal y los controladores remotos ubicados en cada articulación angular del robot manipulador planar. Las interacciones entre los componentes del sistema han sido modeladas mediante un sistema de capas. Dicho modelo es llevado a un entorno de simulación con la finalidad de analizar el impacto de distintos parámetros de comunicaciones (i.e. tipo de red, tasa de datos y tamaño de datos) sobre el ciclo de comunicación y el error de seguimiento de trayectoria en un sistema robótico.  
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  Publisher Escuela Politécnica Nacional Place of Publication Editor  
  Language Español Summary Language Español Original Title  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 33  
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Author (up) Julien Poujol; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Etienne Danos; Boris X. Vintimilla; Ricardo Toledo; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title A visible-Thermal Fusion based Monocular Visual Odometry Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT 2015), International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 417 Issue Pages 517-528  
  Keywords Monocular Visual Odometry; LWIR-RGB cross-spectral Imaging; Image Fusion  
  Abstract The manuscript evaluates the performance of a monocular visual odometry approach when images from different spectra are considered, both independently and fused. The objective behind this evaluation is to analyze if classical approaches can be improved when the given images, which are from different spectra, are fused and represented in new domains. The images in these new domains should have some of the following properties: i) more robust to noisy data; ii) less sensitive to changes (e.g., lighting); iii) more rich in descriptive information, among other. In particular in the current work two different image fusion strategies are considered. Firstly, images from the visible and thermal spectrum are fused using a Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) approach. Secondly, a monochrome threshold strategy is considered. The obtained representations are evaluated under a visual odometry framework, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, using different urban and semi-urban scenarios. Comparisons with both monocular-visible spectrum and monocular-infrared spectrum, are also provided showing the validity of the proposed approach.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 44  
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Author (up) M. Oliveira; L. Seabra Lopes; G. Hyun Lim; S. Hamidreza Kasaei; Angel D. Sappa; A. Tomé pdf  url
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  Title Concurrent Learning of Visual Codebooks and Object Categories in Open- ended Domains Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, Hamburg, Germany, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 2488 - 2495  
  Keywords Birds, Training, Legged locomotion, Visualization, Histograms, Object recognition, Gaussian mixture model  
  Abstract In open-ended domains, robots must continuously learn new object categories. When the training sets are created offline, it is not possible to ensure their representativeness with respect to the object categories and features the system will find when operating online. In the Bag of Words model, visual codebooks are usually constructed from training sets created offline. This might lead to non-discriminative visual words and, as a consequence, to poor recognition performance. This paper proposes a visual object recognition system which concurrently learns in an incremental and online fashion both the visual object category representations as well as the codebook words used to encode them. The codebook is defined using Gaussian Mixture Models which are updated using new object views. The approach contains similarities with the human visual object recognition system: evidence suggests that the development of recognition capabilities occurs on multiple levels and is sustained over large periods of time. Results show that the proposed system with concurrent learning of object categories and codebooks is capable of learning more categories, requiring less examples, and with similar accuracies, when compared to the classical Bag of Words approach using codebooks constructed offline.  
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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Hamburg, Germany Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  Area Expedition Conference 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 41  
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Author (up) Ma. Paz Velarde; Erika Perugachi; Dennis G. Romero; Ángel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  url
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  Title Análisis del movimiento de las extremidades superiores aplicado a la rehabilitación física de una persona usando técnicas de visión artificial. Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Revista Tecnológica ESPOL-RTE Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 28 Issue Pages 1-7  
  Keywords Rehabilitation; RGB-D Sensor; Computer Vision; Upper limb  
  Abstract Comúnmente durante la rehabilitación física, el diagnóstico dado por el especialista se basa en observaciones cualitativas que sugieren, en algunos casos, conclusiones subjetivas. El presente trabajo propone un enfoque cuantitativo, orientado a servir de ayuda a fisioterapeutas, a través de una herramienta interactiva y de bajo costo que permite medir los movimientos de miembros superiores. Estos movimientos son capturados por un sensor RGB-D y procesados mediante la metodología propuesta, dando como resultado una eficiente representación de movimientos, permitiendo la evaluación cuantitativa de movimientos de los miembros superiores.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 39  
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Author (up) Marta Diaz; Dennys Paillacho; Cecilio Angulo pdf  openurl
  Title Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum. Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication International Journal of Humanoid Robotics Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 12 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Group-robot interaction; robotic-guide; social navigation; space management; spatial formations; group walking behavior; crowd behavior  
  Abstract This paper describes an exploratory study on group interaction with a robot-guide in an open large-scale busy environment. For an entire week a humanoid robot was deployed in the popular Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona and guided hundreds of people through the museum facilities. The main goal of this experience is to study in the wild the episodes of the robot guiding visitors to a requested destination focusing on the group behavior during displacement. The walking behavior follow-me and the face to face communication in a populated environment are analyzed in terms of guide- visitors interaction, grouping patterns and spatial formations. Results from observational data show that the space configurations spontaneously formed by the robot guide and visitors walking together did not always meet the robot communicative and navigational requirements for successful guidance. Therefore additional verbal and nonverbal prompts must be considered to regulate effectively the walking together and follow-me behaviors. Finally, we discuss lessons learned and recommendations for robot’s spatial behavior in dense crowded scenarios.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 34  
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Author (up) Miguel Oliveira; Vítor Santos; Angel D. Sappa; Paulo Dias pdf  openurl
  Title Scene representations for autonomous driving: an approach based on polygonal primitives Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT 2015), Lisbon, Portugal, 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 417 Issue Pages 503-515  
  Keywords Scene reconstruction, Point cloud, Autonomous vehicles  
  Abstract In this paper, we present a novel methodology to compute a 3D scene representation. The algorithm uses macro scale polygonal primitives to model the scene. This means that the representation of the scene is given as a list of large scale polygons that describe the geometric structure of the environment. Results show that the approach is capable of producing accurate descriptions of the scene. In addition, the algorithm is very efficient when compared to other techniques.  
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  Publisher Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  Area Expedition Conference Second Iberian Robotics Conference  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 45  
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Author (up) Miguel Realpe; Boris X. Vintimilla; L. Vlacic pdf  openurl
  Title Towards Fault Tolerant Perception for autonomous vehicles: Local Fusion. Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication IEEE 7th International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), Siem Reap, 2015. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 253-258  
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  Abstract Many robust sensor fusion strategies have been developed in order to reliably detect the surrounding environments of an autonomous vehicle. However, in real situations there is always the possibility that sensors or other components may fail. Thus, internal modules and sensors need to be monitored to ensure their proper function. This paper introduces a general view of a perception architecture designed to detect and classify obstacles in an autonomous vehicle's environment using a fault tolerant framework, whereas elaborates the object detection and local fusion modules proposed in order to achieve the modularity and real-time process required by the system.  
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  Call Number cidis @ cidis @ Serial 37  
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